THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1274 – Posted on: 29-Jun-2015

Bushwakker News

Our July premium wines are from Australia. The red is The Forbidden Red from the Urban Myth Winery; $8.50 for a glass and $24.95 for a half litre. The white McGuigan Black Label Moscato, $6.50 for a glass and $19.95 for a half litre.

Our guest draught tap is currently pouring the Moo Drool Brown Ale (branded as Moose Drool in the United States) from the Big Sky Brewery on Missoula, Montana. $8.50 pint. Next up is the Saugatuck Neapolitan Milk Stout from Michigan.

The 2nd offering of our Single Hot Series of Screamin’ Mosquito Chili Beer is now available. This offering features the Green Thai Chili Pepper. It is not as hot as the previous Scotch Bonnet Pepper version but still has some nice heat in the finish. A very drinkable chili beer. Next up will be our Habanero chili beer.

Bushwakker Events

June 27: Riders vs Bombers. Kick off is at 6:00 PM. The first regular home game of the season promises to be a good one. Always nice to see our many Manitoba friends who often visit us for The Labour Day Classic in September. Help cheer on the Riders by devouring our Bomber Burger & A Pint feature before, during or after the game! Only $16.95.

June 29: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. AZ Paris. Blues duo plays raw new original blues with a twist, and cover songs that are done with justice. 8:00 PM.

July 1 : Closed for the holiday. Happy Canada Day!

July 3: First Firkin Friday. Enjoy this longstanding Bushwakker tradition where a piper from the Regina Police Pipes & Drums leads a small keg (the firkin) throughout the pub and is tapped by a guest volunteer. Bushwakker head brewer, Mitch Dalrymple, creates a special brew for those who are in attendance. The keg is usually drained in 30 minutes or less. Plan to arrive early and pre-order your firkin pint!

July 5: Sunday Rider Home Game vs. Toronto Argonauts. We will be open at 11:00 AM. Be sure to stop by before, during or after the game and enjoy our Argonaut Burger & a Pint feature for only $16.95. Think of it as “devouring” the competition. Go Riders go!

July 6: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. 8’s Enuff. Enjoy big band jazz from this mini big band who has plenty of punch and prowess! 8:00 PM.

July 8: Wednesday Night Folk. Becky & The Jets. Popular act plays some classic folk hits. 9:00 PM.

July 13: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Ministry of Groove. Popular act with horn section plays 1970’s jazz funk and beyond. 8:00 PM.

July 15: Wednesday Night Folk. Keith Dyck Duo. Lively Winnipeg folk act plays global country with rock and roll heart. 9:00 PM.

July 17: Riders vs. B.C. Lions. A Friday night home Rider game with a 8:00 PM kick off. The pub will be hoppin’ tonight! Be sure to join the Sea of Green before, during or after the game. Enjoy our Lion Burger & a Pint feature for only $16.95 and “devour” the competition! Go Riders!

July 20: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Whiteboy Slim. Enjoy this award-winning Canadian blues artists joined by his amazing one-man rhythm section. 8:00 PM.

July 22: Wednesday Night Folk. Chad Kichula. Americana, roots, rock and folk from a honest to goodness workin’ man. 9:00 PM.

July 23: A Super Summer Specialty Stout Spectacular. A stout tasting event in the middle of a sweaty Saskatchewan summer? You bet! Evaluate approximately ten specialty imported stouts showcasing some very uncommon black beers. Espresso milk stout, coffee stout, vanilla oatmeal stout, stout made with oysters, hot spicy stout, pinot noir barrel-aged stout, maple stout, raspberry Russian imperial stout, imperial oatmeal coffee stout made civet cat coffee bean droppings and even the number one ranked stout in the entire world according to! Only 50 tickets will be made available and are almost sold out. 7:00 PM.

July 26: Sunday Rider Home Game vs. Hamilton Ti-Cats. It’s not very often that The Bushwakker is open on a Sunday but for the second time this month, those popular Sunday Home Rider games make us the place to be before, during or after the big game. Enjoy our Tabby Burger & a Pintfeature for only $16.95. We’re open at lunchtime and kick off is at 5:00 PM.

July 27: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Billy & Karen. Talented veteran blues and folk duo returns after a long Bushwakker hiatus. 8:00 PM.

July 29: Wednesday Night Folk. Jake Ian. Alberta’s country road troubador plays a ragged combo of folk, blues and country. Encore performance. 9:00 PM.

July 31: August Long Weekend Keg Event. Receive free ice, cups, coasters and the loan of a keg chiller tub with the purchase of any one of our four sizes of kegs this summer long weekend. Perfect for any size gathering large or small.

Time Out

1. The wife’s back on the warpath again. She was up for making a sex tape last night and all I did was suggest we should hold auditions for her part.

2. I spent a couple of hours defrosting the fridge last night, or “foreplay” as she likes to call it.

3. Bought the missus a hamster skin coat last week. Took her to the fair last night and it took me 3 hours to get her off the Ferris Wheel.

4. The other night, my wife asked me how many women I’d slept with. I told her, “Only you. All the others kept me awake all night!”

5. My missus packed my bags, and as I walked out the front door, she screamed, “I wish you a slow and painful death, you bastard!”Oh,” I replied, “So now you want me to stay! Would you make up your mind!”

One Sunday morning, the priest saw little Davey staring up at the large plaque that hung in the church’s foyer. The plaque was covered with names and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.
“Father Donovan,” the boy asked, “what is this?
“Well, son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service,” the priest explained. They stood together quietly, staring at the memorial plaque. Little Davey softly asked, “Which service? The 9:00 or the 10:30?

A man tells a doctor, “I think my wife’s going deaf. What can I do?”
The doctor says, “Well, try to test her hearing. Stand some distance away from her and ask her a question. If she doesn’t answer, move a little closer and ask again. Keep repeating this until she answers. That way we can see how bad the problem is.” The man goes home, sees his wife and says, “Hi honey, what’s for dinner?” He doesn’t hear an answer, so he moves closer. “Honey, what’s for dinner?” He repeats this several times, until he’s standing right next to her.
Finally, she answers, “For the tenth time, I said we’re having Pot Roast!”

July Feature Artist

Kathryn Gorectke is a local Regina artist who in her spare time is also a Physical Therapist, mom and wife.  Kathryn has had a lifelong love for art and she dove into the world of acrylics approximately 5 years ago. She is for the most part self- taught but was inspired and encouraged along the way by many great art teachers through the
years. What started with one painting for a church art show has turned into an exciting few years of several local art shows in Prince Albert and Regina and now Saskatoon. She has paintings across the Prairies and as far as Vancouver Island, Baltimore, Seattle, Yellowknife, Toronto, Bolivia and Australia.

Kathryn is inspired by creation around her, and in particular the living skies of the prairies and trees. Kathryn loves to look at landscapes, while in nature or from a photograph and visualize the transformation into a painting. There are so many beautiful pieces of creation just waiting to be painted! There are many painters that have provided inspiration for her journey including the Impressionists, the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and she is spurred on by a community of creative friends and fellow artists.

Contact Information: Kathryn Gorectke (306) 530-4017 Kathryn Gorectke Art on Facebook https://kathryngorectkeart.wordpress

Pepsi says its new soda will pour like beer

By Aaron Smith  Jun 05, 2015

Just in time for a sweaty summer, Pepsico is eschewing the usual cans and bottles for its upcoming Stubborn Soda, and will sell the new drink strictly through soda fountains.

PepsiCo describes Stubborn Soda as a “craft” style  drink, in a non-alcoholic nod to the ever-growing popularity of craft beer. It will be available in the following flavors: black cherry with tarragon, root beer, lemon berry acai, agave vanilla cream, orange hibiscus and pineapple cream.

Pepsico spokeswoman Gina Anderson wouldn’t provide any details on exactly when the drink will be launched and in what parts of the country.

“I can’t provide any further details at this time,” Anderson said.

Since the drink doesn’t come in cans or bottles, it will likely be available only at restaurants. But Anderson wouldn’t provide any details on which chains might be carrying these soda fountains either.

Soda companies have been experimenting not only with new products, but the way they’re packaged and dispensed.

Coca-Cola just announced a new soda bottle.

Weekend Seafood Feature: Swordfish Nicoise Salad. $15.95  (Suggested Beer Pairing: Summer Wheat)

Soup & Sandwich Special is $11.95.  All hot specials are $15.95, except where noted, and include a serving of soup du jour, chopped, or Caesar salad. 



Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., June 26

Seafood Chowder

Deli Ciabatta

Bison Stew w/ Garlic Mashed

Palliser Porter

Sat., June 27


Bomber Burger and a Pint

Steak & a Pint. $17.95

Mon., June 29

Pork Vegetable

Waldorf Salad

Roasted Vegetable Pesto Penne

Dungarvon Irish Red Ale

Tues., June 30

Chicken Tarragon

Margherita Pizza. $13.95

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Last Mountain Lager

Wed., July 1




Thur., July 2

Tomato Bacon

Smoked Turkey on Marble Rye

Wild Boar Sliders

Regina Pale Ale

Fri., July 3


Fresno Wrap

Stuffed Pork Loin w/ Bourbon Honey Mustard Glaze

Harbinger Maibock

Sat., July 4


Smoked Brisket Benedict

Steak & a Pint. $17.95

Sun., July 5


Burger & a Pint. $16.95

Steak & a Pint. $17.95